(CNN) - President Obama's attacks on Karl Rove and conservative outside organizations could be firing up someone's base: Rove's.
An official with American Crossroads, the conservative third party organization Rove advises, and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS, claimed they received $30,000 in unsolicited online donations this Sunday alone. Crossroads GPS is not legally required to disclose its donors. The official says the contributions were almost all small dollar gifts over the internet accompanied by notes encouraging the group to push back on the president.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove refuted attacks from the president and the Democratic National Committee that his group and the chamber of commerce were bending campaign finance laws. That seemed to fire up at least one contributor. A woman who identified herself as a housewife sent in $100 online and wrote, "Great pushback just now on Fox News Sunday, Mr. Rove! I'm sick of the bullying by the Dems- it has gone on too long without fighting back!"
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
West Virginia-01: Rep. Alan Mollohan ousted in primary
Primary: May 11, 2010
Location: Northern West Virginia
Days until Election Day: 22
Veteran Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan's primary defeat may have actually improved his party's chances of holding on to this historically Democratic West Virginia seat.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama is meeting with mayors and governors Monday from across the country as he gears up to sell a new infrastructure initiative to Congress.
Senior administration officials say the initiative would center on the nation's roads, rail and runways. The president first announced this plan on Labor Day.
In the next few months, the White House is hoping to convince Congress to spend $50 billion to start upgrades.
New York (CNN) - New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has said that homosexuality is not "an equally valid or successful option" compared to heterosexuality.
Paladino said he doesn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option ... it isn't." He made the remarks Sunday to an Orthodox Jewish group.
A prepared version of his remarks, obtained by CNN from New York affiliate NY1, contained two lines that Paladino did not actually deliver. Those lines said, "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. That is not how God created us." Paladino emphasized in a statement on Sunday night that he did not include those lines when he delivered his remarks.
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CNN: New York gubernatorial candidate criticizes gays
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticized gays Sunday, saying he didn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option," compared to heterosexuality. "It isn't," Paladino said at a stop in Brooklyn, New York. A prepared version of his remarks obtained by CNN from New York affiliate NY1 said that "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual," though Paladino did not wind up delivering that line.